Ousted Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife will travel to Jamaica next week, returning to the Caribbean from exile in Africa less than three weeks after he fled, Jamaica’s prime minister says.
Aristide wants to be reunited with his two young daughters, who are currently in New York City, Prime Minister PJ Patterson said yesterday.
The girls were sent to stay with the mother of Aristide’s wife, Mildred, for their safety.
It was unclear why Aristide was not travelling to the United States. He has accused the US government of forcing him from office on February 29, amid a bloody rebellion that was advancing on Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The United States denied that.